How to enable personal file sharing in Ubuntu 10.04

ubuntuI just have some difficulties in enable personal file sharing in Ubuntu 10.04. When the Personal File Sharing Preference window pop up, i’ve a grayed out section for “Share files over the Network”. After some help from the forum, and i notice this is a bug and luckily there is a solution to solve this.

To enable personal share in Ubuntu 10.04, follow the steps below:-


  • Go to System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager
  • Search for ‘libapache2-mod-dnssd’, once you found it, tick for installation and apply.
  • Once the installation done, you should be able to enable personal file sharing by now.

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4 Responses to “How to enable personal file sharing in Ubuntu 10.04”

  1. Hamid says:

    thank 🙂

  2. Sem says:

    I agree. I think this is really poor. I love Ubuntu but this is really shoddy.

  3. Grrr says:

    Ubuntu is such garbage. Nothing works out of the box. I’ve had enough and I’m going back to Windows. Win7 is much better than the previous versions.

  4. ger says:

    This is another point the ubuntu devs need to address. My mate came against a brick wall until he found a similar thread on getting this going. Previous ubuntu versions worked fine he says.

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